Please raise a stein of Creme Eggs, because pop goddess and devoted Cadbury fan Ella Yelich-O’Connor has revealed the names of all of the songs that will be on her wildly anticipated sophomore album. On Thursday, Lorde tweeted the track list for Melodrama, and each title feels so very right. This album is giving me mystery, intrigue, suspense, art, mischief, mayhem, drama, and yes, melodrama, and I'm feeling all of these things before I actually listen to the follow-up to Pure Heroine. Such is the power of Lorde.
Thanks to titles like “Homemade Dynamite,” “Writer in the Dark,” “The Louve,” “Sober,” and “Sober II (Melodrama),” the Melodrama song list truly takes me on a journey. But if I am being totally honest, every single thing about this record takes me on a journey: “Green Light,” the “Green Light” music video, “Liability” on Saturday Night Live, the Creme Egg remix of "Green Light," the album cover, the title— all of it. When Melodrama dances onto the shelves June 16, I am prepared to go on the journey to end all journeys.
As your eyes feast upon the track list, may notice Lorde and Nick Grimshaw’s Cadbury Creme Egg-themed parody of “Green Light” didn’t make the final cut. Oh, well. I suppose we will always have the beautiful live rendition that happened on Radio 1’s Breakfast Show. And as of next month, we'll always have these beautiful songs and this beautiful record, too.
On second thought, I don't know if a tune about creme-filled chocolate eggs would fit in with songs called "Homemade Dynamite" and "Hard Feelings/Loveless." Good call, Lorde.